Boies, Schiller & Flexner has suffered a setback in a fee dispute arising out of founder David Boies’ alleged neglect of a client’s lawsuit after a judge in Nevada ceded jurisdiction to New York courts to decide who should arbitrate their fight.

Judge Allan R. Earl of the Eighth Judicial District Court in Clark County, Nev., on Monday denied Boies Schiller’s motion for appointment of an arbitrator in its scuffle with G.K. Las Vegas Limited Partnership. The ruling effectively gave Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Bernard J. Fried sole authority to determine the manner in which the $5 million fee dispute will be heard.

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